OBE rewarded for its commitment to energy and resource efficiency
February 16, 2017
OBE Ohnmacht & Baumgärtner GmbH, a leading Metal Injection Moulding producer based in Ispringen, Germany, has received two awards, each worth €10,000, from the regional Ministry of Environment in Baden-Württemberg for its efforts in developing innovative measures for saving materials and also energy during manufacturing.
One of the awards was for an EU-funded project called REPRoMag which OBE is coordinating and has the objective of using 100% recycled NdFeB powder for the production of new permanent magnets. This has the benefit of providing European producers with a more sustainable source of rare earth raw materials (see report on page 88 of the March 2017 issue of PIM International).
The second award involves the use of wear resistant plastic to produce micro screws for spectacle frames where any recycled and regranulated material used in the production of the screws can be repeatedly used without loss in properties and performance.